Ok so you're thinking you'll go the flowers and choccies route on the way to see mum on Mother's Day this Sunday.
Am I close?
Not that flowers and chocs are a bad thing (they'd bring a tear to my eye as a mum myself), but I feel Mother's Day is about sharing time together and that is the most precious gift of all... and eating... a lot.
I'd love to share some foodie ideas that I've come up with for sharing a special day with your mum and family. And hey, you can do this anytime, not just on cheesy, commercially forced gift-guilting days.
1. Surprise! - There's nothing better than family and friends arriving with smiles and laughter and a surprise slap-up breakfast of all my favourite goodies. (This has not happened yet, but I am forever hopefull *crossing fingers and toes*)
I'm thinking great coffee and some buttery croissant French Toast.
Then a gorgeous plate of Eggs Benedict and silky Hollandaise, it's really simple to make - try my 'Cheat's Hollandaise', it's fool-proof and delicious.
2. Homemade treats - How cool would it be to open up a box filled with dark chocolate truffles that your son or daughter has made? I would just platz. They're quick and fun to make (think hands covered in chocolate mmm) and you can jazz them up with things like nuts and booze to suit your mum's taste.
Pretty wrapping: Either wrap them in a pretty paper parcel tied with ribbon (lay the balls in the middles of a large square of paper and just pull up the 4 corners and tie), or place them in a box in baby cupcake cups with rose petals - simply gawjus.
3. Homemade pamper session - Run your mum a hot bath and pop in some lavender, honey, olive oil and lemon rind (all not hard to find at home). This is a calming bath with a soothing scent and the olive oil leaves your skin feeling soft and beautiful.
Make her some revitalising ginger tea (a glass of cold champers would be my choice) and send her off for some alone time.
Whilst she's languishing in the fragrant steam, whip up a batch of Rolo centred chocolate brownie muffins, they only take 20 mins to bake and the house will smell like chocolate heaven.
4. Bake - Mother's Day is a free-for-all-the-fat-in-the-world-day for me, so bake away people and present your ol' mum with anything baked and delicious and she will thank you for it. Check out our amazing baking hub for anything and everything delicious.
Winning, with brownie points,